translation

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noun trans·la·tion \tran(t)s-ˈlā-shən, tranz-\

Definition of translation

  1. 1 :  an act, process, or instance of translating: such asa :  a rendering from one language into another; also :  the product of such a renderingb :  a change to a different substance, form, or appearance :  conversionc (1) :  a transformation of coordinates in which the new axes are parallel to the old ones (2) :  uniform motion of a body in a straight line

  2. 2 :  the process of forming a protein molecule at a ribosomal site of protein synthesis from information contained in messenger RNA — compare transcription 3

translational

play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of translation in a Sentence

  1. She is working on a translation of the novel.

  2. a new translation of the Iliad

  3. There were English translations on the menu.

  4. the translation of economic power into political strength

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First Known Use of translation

14th century

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TRANSLATION Defined for English Language Learners

translation

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noun

Definition of translation for English Language Learners

  • : words that have been changed from one language into a different language : words that have been translated

  • : the act or process of translating something into a different language

  • : the act or process of changing something from one form to another


TRANSLATION Defined for Kids

translation

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noun trans·la·tion \trans-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of translation for Students

  1. :  the act, process, or result of changing from one form or language into another


Medical Dictionary

translation

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noun trans·la·tion \tran(t)s-ˈlā-shən, tranz-\

Medical Definition of translation

  1. :  the process of forming a protein molecule at a ribosomal site of protein synthesis from information contained in messenger RNA—compare transcription

translational

\-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective


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